In a recent “interview” in The Guardian newspaper Marc Lewis once again forwarded his ideas that addiction is not a disease but a condition of aberrant learning. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/24/is-addiction-really-a-disease?CMP=share_btn_fb His ideas are laid out in more detail in his book The Biology of Desire – a book I have […]
Mindfulness training modifies cognitive, affective, and physiological mechanisms implicated in alcohol dependence.
Yesterday we looked a how low heart rate variability in alcoholics (active and in recovery) may influence self, emotion and stress regulation, and have a limited effect on impulsivity, and result in a “locked in” attention to alcohol-related cues, all of which have obvious consequences for relapse. Here […]
I remember when I was in the first days, weeks and months of early recovery I used to give myself such a hard time when my attention was drawn to some alcohol-related cue, like someone drinking ,or finding it difficult not dealing with some reminder of people places and […]
I feel alcoholics have remarkably similar reactions to life and these centre on an inherent difficulty regulating stress and emotion. Some aspects of behaviour I have noticed in me and in others are, among others, distress based reactions such as perfectionism, distress intolerance and frustration intolerance, normally exemplified in […]
Check out my First blog on Addictionland!! 🙂 By Way Of Introduction – Addiction Recovery Blog – addictionland.com.
The article (1) here set us on a research voyage to a large extent as it confirmed to us that one of the reason people relapse is because sobriety is initially so foreign, so alien, so troubling. We do not really have the tools to cope with it. […]